Personal Opinions

Objective
To be able to co-operate and express their opinions in groups.

FIRST PERIOD

Make groups of 5 or 6 students and give each group one topic.

Divide them into “for” or “against” sides. Make sure they are evenly spread so all topics are covered.

Students have to write four supporting statements as a group, then they each memorize their chosen statement.

 

SECOND PERIOD

They present the statements in “for” and “against” groups and others evaluate their presentations.

ALT judges their speaking and contents, giving constructive feedback on each presentation.

The OTE gives the most persuasive side a point or a sticker.

Notes

Try to make well-balanced groups, mixing students who are good at English and students who are not. If possible you should utilize the school library.

Duration
Junior High
3
Resources
Topic cards, Dictionaries, worksheet for writing statements, evaluation worksheet